Here’s a look at African American people and issues making headlines throughout the country.
Congresswoman Laura Richardson recently attended the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony where she presented a Congressional Gold Medal to Emanuel Caesar of Compton. The ceremony was held at the Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach. The award, bestowed by Congress, is the highest civilian honor in the United States and is awarded to persons for an distinguished achievement that has significantly impacted American society, history, and culture. Caesar, a Montford Point Marine who served the country in World War II, was awarded for his military service and was one of the first Black Marines to enter Montford Point, a segregated Marine training camp. The Montford Point Marines, the first Black Marines to serve in the United States Marine Corps, helped pave the way for the desegregation of the Armed Forces.
More than 60 South Florida homeowners facing foreclosure, public housing developers, real estate brokers and housing agency counselors joined the Urban League of Broward County (ULBC) for the Home for Good Lunch & Learn. The panel discussion and workshop at the Urban League Community Empowerment Center provided insider tips about new state and federal programs designed to keep owners in their homes. Attendees also learned how the Florida housing settlement provides dollars to fight off foreclosure. The workshop was the first South Florida event for the national Home for Good campaign, an initiative uniting organizations to voice concerns and find solutions to ongoing housing challenges in minority communities.